We are fortunate to live in an area where cutting edge ocean & coastal science is taking place, learning more about this research can only help to promote a more informed & engaged society. The Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) Monster Seminar JAM is part of the OneNOAA Science Discussion Seminar Series and takes place every Thursday at 11am, seminars are open to the public. The OneNOAA series are a joint effort by several NOAA seminar partners to pool seminars of common interest to help share science and management information and to promote constructive dialogue between scientists, educators, and resource managers. There are some great topics on tap for the Fall Series, check them out and plan to attend…

Below is the Fall Lineup, go here for more info or click on the links below. All seminars begin at 11am and are open to the public.
September 25
Reconstructing the Past: Anthropogenic Inputs, Environmental Regulations, and Climate Oscillations
Jill Brandenberger, M.S., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Marine Science Lab, Department of Energy

October  2
Impacts of armoring on Salish Sea shorelines: regional, threshold, and cumulative effects
Megan Dethier, Ph.D., Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington

October  9
Robots, lasers, and rockfish – oh my!: using an ROV to assess Puget Sound bottomfish
Dayv Lowry, Ph.D., Puget Sound Groundfish and Forage Fish, Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife

October  9
October 16
PSEMP Sediment Monitoring: An overview of the program and whats new at the bottom
Margaret Dutch, M.S., Valerie Partridge, M.S., & Sandra Weakland, M.S., Environmental Assessment Program, Marine Monitoring Unit, Washington State Department of Ecology

October 23
Long term shifts in the dynamics of the lower trophic food web in an urban fjord (Puget Sound, WA): Is eutrophication the only culprit?
Christopher Krembs, Ph.D., Environmental Assessment Program, Marine Monitoring Unit, Washington State Department of Ecology

October 30
What Does This Winter Have In Store For Us?
Ted Buehner, B.S., Weather Forecasting Office, Western Region, National Weather Service

November  6
Humans and climate and oceans: Relative influences on dissolved oxygen in the Salish Sea through 2070
Mindy Roberts, Ph.D., Environmental Assessment Program, Washington State Department of Ecology

November 13
How does eelgrass affect carbonate chemistry in the nearshore and what does it mean for thinking about ocean acidification in Puget Sound?
Brooke Love, Ph.D., Environmental Science, Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University and Shannon Point Marine Center

November 20
Zooplankton of Puget Sound
Julie Keister, Ph.D., School of Oceanography, University of Washington

November 27
December  4
Predicting the Effects of Sea Level Rise and Future Hydrology on Salinity Intrusion and Freshwater Export from the Skagit River Estuary
Tarang Khangaonkar, Ph.D., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Marine Science Lab, Department of Energy

December 11
From bacteria to humans: charity work leads to population-wide benefits
Vera Trainer, Ph.D., Marine Microbes & Toxins Program, Northwest Fisheries Science Center